Year 8 History


In Year 8 students study early modern History from the C17th – C19th. Students continue with an enquiry based approach to big issues like the development of democracy, the British Empire and the story of slavery and the effect of the Industrial Revolution on England. Students have opportunities to follow their own lines of enquiry, for example, with the Project Spencer work, and they also make links between past and present by taking part in a debate about whether we should return to a Victorian system of punishment.


Units of Study




  • Project Spencer (Enqiury)
  • Why was Charles I ececuted (Organisation and Communication)
  • How significant was the Slave Trade (significance)
  • Why are there different interpreations about conditions in the factories? Should we return to the Victorian system of punishing criminals?